Monday, July 21, 2014

Conformation feedback


10yr mustang mare for CTR/endurance, thoughts?

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  1. It's hard to judge conformation from these photos because she's in movement and not standing square. But, her pasterns look a bit upright and she looks like she has a nice hockset. Maybe a bit of a straight shoulder which could make for a bumpy ride. Head is a little coarse and I'd personally like WAY more muscle on her. As she gets more muscle, the head may start fitting in better. :) She's pretty! I love her color. I can't see any bad conformation faults other than lack of muscle, IMO.

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    1. Yeah, I know these pictures aren't the best so thank you for working with them :) I'm not sure when exactly they were taken but she was pulled from the feedlot about a month ago and the trainer currently uses her for light work (e.g.; basic riding lessons). I do have some videos of her recently undersaddle...which I should probably link

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  2. Looks like a good contender to me. No glaring faults. Mustangs are hardy, you'll be able to endure through lots. I say go for it.

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    1. Thanks Liz! One of my horse friends mentioned a concern with front chest picture- how the right muscle seems to be dropped lower? It could be the footing and the pictures aren't square but still..

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  3. I don't know anything about confirmation but she is lovely and I have heard that mustangs forge really strong bonds with their owner once a relationship has been built, plus have amazing feet which would be great for endurance!

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